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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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What do you think of this article?

"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..." - Leon M. Lederman

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**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Hi MathsIsFun,

Excellent page! Nice tips to learn!

It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge - Enrico Fermi.

Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge - Stephen William Hawking.

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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Thanks ganesh, great to see you here

"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..." - Leon M. Lederman

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Awesome article! I will forward this to a few people.

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi MIF;

Very good! Hope it inspires people.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.** **A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.**

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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Very good article! But, the primary point, as stated there, is that students in math and science often have learning gaps. When I was learning the basics, I sped through trivial things like adding fractions. Then when I was doing more advanced material, those trivial things were what had me stumped. Perhaps, MIF, you should create some sort of an online cumulative examination for people to know what they are missing.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

Have you seen Mathopolis?

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.** **A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.**

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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Yes, but I was not aware that it has a "placement" or "level of math skill" test.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I was just mentioning it because there are almost 9000 math questions there. If you can go through that I would say your fundamentals are fine.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.** **A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.**

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